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-- in india, investigators were ordered this week to open the vaults of a 16th century hindu temple where they discovered an estimated $22 billion worth of valuables -- bags of gold coins, jewels and gold statues of hindu deities. officials think much of the collection came from the royal family that once controlled the area. some argue the items should be given to charity, others say they belong to the temple. india's supreme court ruled that a museum should be set up to house the treasure. >>> finally -- in conjunction with the dalai lama's visit to washington this week, tibetan monks are constructing a sand mandala, a symbolic structure that represents the buddha's dwelling and the idea of impermanence. in 2007, we visited auburn theological seminary in new york, to watch the building of a similar sand mandala, this one by monks from the dalai lama's private monastery in india. karen humphries sallick organized the monk's 2007 tour and explained the significance of the mandala practice. >> the mandala is a teaching and meditation tool so that we can focus on evoking in ourselves the bu
, the sisters from india, nigeria and the philippines. they're also older. one-third are well above retirement age. the oldest is 93. >> in the past decade, a dozen nuns have died. like most of the monastic communities, glencairn is smaller than it used to be. >> but six women are in formation, on the path to becoming nuns, far more than might be expected. only nine women entered religious orders in all of ireland in 2006, according to the most recent survey. >> i knew that people wouldn't be rushing in the door, but i am surprised at how occupied i am actually with inquiries from people of all different ages. people from 20 to late 60s, so is, and there are a steady flow of inquiries about this kind of life. >> several times a year the abby hosts monastic experience weekends for women of all ages who want to try it out. and they share the experience in more modern ways, too, on their web page, and even on facebook where they have picked up more than 400 fans. >>> i feel the monastic life has an enduring kind of appeal. i don't see it as part of the traditional catholicism that is in demise, i
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